We are grateful to our customers, employees and vendors.
As Thanksgiving day arrives again this year, we wish to extend our gratitude to all with whom we have been in contact this past year.
It has been a good year. We take pride and joy in helping people work their way through the maze of advertising, hype and often confusing set of options they face when deciding on the best carrier for the phone, TV, internet and security situation.
We have made significant progress this year as well in expanding our reach online in an effort to serve more people.
Sometimes when you offer a "Free" service people can discount or mistrust the effort. That said, we have been gratified by the large number of people who have been willing to refer their friends and neighbors as well as leave testimonials on our behalf.
We know we are not perfect, But we strive to do our very best to provide accurate and useful advice to all we meet.
So on behalf of the entire The Connected Home Family, we wish you a most happy and peaceful Thanksgiving day.
PS: Go Vikes - take out Detroit in time for our turkey dinner.
Comcasts X1 Service or Platform may soon be everywhere, even outside of Comcast's Cable Networks
The X1 platform is actually where internet and TV meet, for Comcast, so it’s not surprising that the company would be so focused on it.Recently Matthew Strauss Comcast person in charge of "Video & Entertainment Services" for Comcast discussed a series of questions on Comcast's competition and their X1 platform. His comments were captured in part by The Consumerist
That platform is actually where internet and TV meet, for Comcast, so it’s not surprising that the company would be so focused on it.
The point Struss is making is that people watch "TV" today on a lot of different platforms other than the standard TV set we all know and love. The key economic and technical challenge in the evolving media world is a fundamental consideration for Comcast and content providers.
“Securely” and its cousin, “authenticated,” are the key for Comcast. They want content providers who are worried about piracy to keep paying them, and they want customers paying them too.
Now there is something to note here. Comcast's X1 Service may or may not be the final solution to having access to all the myriad of content resources out there. But at this point in time, it is the leader in providing access to many if not all resources.
Not only can you access HBO and Showtime which have traditionally been cable based platforms, you can now access Netflicks and Hulu which it partially owns. These platforms were previously independent properties outside the typical cable package. Now they are being integrated and accessible via X1 service.
You will note that Comcast's TV advertising is increasingly focused on the X1 platform for good reason. It is their #1 selling point today and will likely remain so for a while. If you are interested in accessing Comcasts X1 Service in the Minneapolis St Paul Twin Cities area, contact us at The Connected Home.
The Connected Home is Proud to be an Authorized Representative for Century Link Phones and Century Link Internet Services
In the case of the $34 billion merger between CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT), the deal may have done more than just pressure the acquirer. The initial read a few days after the deal’s announcement could suggest that CenturyLink and Level 3 just ruined their stock charts for some time ahead. Still, CenturyLink did announce later in the week that it is selling its data center business for $2.15 billion in a fresh news announcement. Read more..
CenturyLink CEO Glen Post addresses shareholders during the company's annual meeting at the company headquarters in Monroe last year.(Photo: FILE/USA TODAY NETWORK OF LOUISIANA)
But making CenturyLink, Inc. an even more interesting and timely stock to look at, is the fact that in trading on Thursday, shares of CTL entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $22.86 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which is a technical analysis indicator used to measure momentum on a scale of zero to 100. A stock is considered to be oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30.
Is CTL Stock's Dividend Yield Threatened?
What ever the near term future of Century Link's stock price, we are confident that they will continue to offer good value to Minnesota Phone and Internet users. If you are looking to add change or upgrade your phone or Internet service be sure to contact us at The Connected Home. 612-424-8483
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